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regulations. last week, as he issued a one- season than. most of the big stars and their cash in spain or england. >> in england, you already know the top for your clubs before the season starts, so full credit to hourly -- you already know the top four clubs. >> the league has been plagued by hooliganism, which has resulted in an empty stands. for years, the bundesliga has drawn the highest spectator numbers of any league in europe. combined with steadily rising television rights, they have made a solid foundation for german soccer. the only thing missing is that elusive european title. >> we hope they get it. if you are just joining us, you are watching the "journal" coming to you from dw in berlin. after a short break, we will take a look of the role of german chancellor angela merkel in solving the eurozone debt crisis. >> we will be right back. do not go away. >> welcome back. >> 2012 is coming to an end, and a lot of people in europe will be happy to see the old year out. not a day went by without worrying about the future of europe. >> not just for finance experts. a to was also
. but europe is also finding that green jobs are not all they thought that there would be. spain has just stopped its subsidy for solar power. a solar power does not work in sunny spain it is probably not going to work anywhere. gerry has also stopped its subsidies for solar power. there are a lot of clouds in germany. but the un has had a very strong influence on less. >> po will not old enough to remember, but jimmy carter gave billions of dollars to up alternate energy projects. >> i do remember. i was of the people who had to wait in gas lines in the 1970's. >> to any of those plants still exist? i don't think it lasted more than a couple of years. secondly, are you familiar with another program where he gave money to build five different steel mills, four of went with -- board of which went bankrupt almost immediately and the fifth one put at a business the plan in kansas city in. >> well, jimmy carter's programs did not work then, as i mentioned, i remember waiting in the 1970's in gas lines for one or two hours to fill up with gasoline in the western d.c. area. and just as thes
country-to-country picture however. austria's unemployment rate stands at 4.3% while both spain and greece top 25% with youth unemployment in both those countries near 60% news out of the midwest about the economy could bode well for today's national ism number. the chicago mni index---also known as known as pmi---shows a rating of 50.4 for november. a number above 50 indicates economic expansion. joining us now is alyce andres-frantz of chicago mni report. good morning. how are you summing up this latest report? are these numbers good enough? if you look at this report optically it looks very good. you have production up---employment tracking production. you have supplier deliveries lengthening and prices paid up big this month. when you take those four together you think wow this is a really great number but the big key here is new orders down. 5.3 plunging deeper into contraction at 45.3. it's the lowest level since june 2009. this is the biggest weight to this business barometer and this is the thing that held it down this month. you also have a situation this month where we
, she spoke english and spain and was successful in music and reality tv. >> the fans are mourning. people are hurt. >> san jose singer and radio personality says rivera wasn't shy about letting the world know about her problems and failed marriages. >> her music portrayed that women can do it, too. kind of like a feminist thing. if i did it, you can do it. if you have kids, if you're in a tough relationship, you can still make it. >> to the many working moms in the mexican american community she was a favorite and a role model. >> a very good mother. she's an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. she tried very hard to help her kids. >> sad day for you? >> very sad. very sad. >> a lot of fans just can't believe the news is true. in fact, it was thought that it might be a hoax early on because initial reports did not find her remains at the scene. but this afternoon u.s. ntsb officials did confirm her remains were found. jenni rivera dead at 43. len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> an motional apology from the australian djs who pulled a prank on the hospital treating the pregnant du
. the imposing walls designed to keep from spain. battered and beleaguered, the president is accused by many egyptians of trying to force through a constitution that limits free speech and ignores the country's religious and social minorities. >> anyone that [indiscernible] >> this is a relatively peaceful protest, hundreds if not thousands protecting the presidential palace. they had been given the full power of our rest. the institution that has remained neutral will be reluctant to get involved on behalf of the government against the people. >> earlier in the day on the other side of cairo, the president's own supporters were also out in force. they handed out copies of the controversial constitution, a document for all e egyptians. >> they have no discrimination whatsoever. >> major trouble was averted tonight because the groups were kept apart. in this divided country, a referendum on the constitution is due to take place on saturday. >> awhile protests continue to paralyzed parts of cairo, the capital damascus has renewed fighting. it has been two years since the uprising, tens of thou
an eye on it, it is falling a little bit. 1.95% after a soft set of uk retail sales figures. spain, italy, moving higher, but not too much of a move there. 5.3%. and 4.4 for italy. now, forex rates, the euro/dollar and the yen has been in focus still in the last several trading sessions and that continues today. 1.3230 is the level. the yen, though, is giving back about .5% after the bank of japan's quantitative easing plans, pretty much flecting a buy the rumor, sell the fact move. now, house republicans plan to bring their tax bill to a floor vote today. this as tensions over the white house over the fiscal cliff have started to rise. it's unclear what the bill, known as plan b, will look like. house speaker john boehner has reportedly added spending cuts to convince members it will be worth the vote. president obama has threatened to veto the bill. the president says he's puzzled by what's holding up budget talkes and that house republicans should stop trying to score a point against him. >> take the deal. you know, they will be able to claim that they have worked with me over the last
. they are considering plans to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example
to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example, if one mem
of hijacking the government. >> put us on a very slippery slope towards the plight of greece and spain and others who basically don't have that check. this whole notion of unlimited credit card is just pure poppycock and it's something that only can be dreamed of as a fiscally responsible thing in washington, d.c. >> but, you know, you still have a process and procedure in terms of the budget where the president proposes a budget and congress is playing a much more significant role in that process. when the time at which the idea of, you know, approving the debt ceiling was when congress was playing less of a role in the budget process. congress is far more engaged in that process. so, i don't think this is about going the way of greece or spain as much as it is, you know, people like to hold on to as much power as long as they think they can. >> karen -- >> ken, take a listen to what tom cole said earlier this week on taxes. take a listen to this. >> in my view we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people who make less than $250,000. we should take them out of this disc
: for "smart is the new rich," i'm christine romans. >>> a small town in spain has hit the jackpot. we'll tell you about that in a moment. >>> and if you go out today, you can watch cnn from your mobile device. punch in cnn live or from your laptop, that is. punch in cnn.com/. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assisnce, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> president obama says he's optd meigsic a bill can be reached on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president and lawmakers left washington for the holidays, but leaders from both sides plan to return after christmas to try to hammer out a deal that would avoid tax hikes for millions of americans. >>> cold, windy, and snowy. that sums up the weather across much of the n
in spain. our road map begins with what appear to be significant progress in the debt negotiations overnight. a whose proposal looking to raise rates for those making more than $400,000 a year. but senator corker on squawk just poured a bucket of ice water on those hopes. >> whitney boosts her recommendations on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have the latest on not just the breakdown of this offer, but by the response of some key senators this morning. good morning. >> yeah, that's right, carl. we saw the offer come in late last night and now we'r
scoring a winning lottery ticket worth half million dollars. it is especially ailing in spain. a recap of a fox top story. u.s. marine veteran held in a mexican prison since august is back in the united states. john hammar was arrested in mexico while trying to bring in
as governor. spain was he the head of the church at the time? >> absolutely. >> was their political insight within the church and did he have rifles? >> not really he felt that he didn't have any rivals within the church especially after they get to utah. there are other people that put themselves forward as possible leaders after joseph smith's death, but at the time brigham young's faction of the church reaches utah, he has eliminated most dissent. in fact she brags that the church does not experience 10% of the dissent under his leadership as it had under joseph but he had a firm hand. >> how many wives did he have? >> only 55. >> how many children? >> 58? wohlstetter does he have descendants today? >> tens of thousands. if they but all by the book i would be very wealthy. >> were you able to talk with any of his descendants and researching pioneer profit? >> i didn't set out to talk with any of his descendants but there are quite a number of brigham young's descendants in utah and i spent a lot of time in utah during research for the book so i happened to meet some of his descendants. >
: i was born in spain, came to the united states when i was 2. my father's a spaniard, and my mother's from an italian-american family. i was interested in writing about marco rubio because, one, he's an avenn adapt politician who is going to have a say in what our country's immigration policy looks like, what our country's budget looks like. but also because his family history and his own political rise, it's just a great story. it reads like a novel. i was able to find these document requests that showed that -- documents that showed that his grandfather was born underneath a that muched palm roof in -- thatched palm roof in rural cuba to a mother who was illiterate in 1899. and to think that someone who was born under those circumstances that in barely over a hundred years his son, his grandson is getting talked about as a possible president of the united states. it's really, it's something that you would find in the movies. and, you know, i presented this book as a narrative of the family of marco rubio and about his really remarkable political rise, and i hope that people will b
so far. europe is moving things. not the united states. spain also by the way we didn't talk about this they officially asked for european funds to recapitalize their banking sectors. that's also a bit of good news. i want to talk about china because i got a lot of calls and questions about my comments last week on china. have you noticed we got good news on the manufacturing overnight on china. better than expected. november better than expected. the pmi numbers. guess the whole world went up. korea went up. everything went up except china. a lot of comments last week about what exactly is happening in china because china -- mainland china stock market is among of the worst performers for the whole year. we're down 11% in shanghai this year. hong kong is up 18%. how do you explain this? this was a huge debate in the last couple of weeks and of course a lot of people are@@ pointing to the fact that there's less stimulus than expected coming from the government. they haven't said anything but that's not the problem. this has been going on now for months and months on end. selling sh
as you have a drag on the economy. you have negative growth, a recession in spain and italy this year. you also have negative growth in greece. there's only so much you can have of negative growth across the continent of europe before impact spending patterns across the world. there are positives out there but we have to be focused on the fact that these problems are not going to go away. one of every four people in spain are unemployed and under the age of 25. fifty-six% to not have a job. that is a major rest of the for disaster and the math does not work. if you try to fix a problem with negative growth and nobody working. dennis: a lesson here. one last note on the fed. what is your concern there? >> pretty simple. the fed has raised the credit market. yield and price are not real. they are buying up trillions of dollars of these bonds and i'm worried about the day when the market no longer listens to them. the market has not been bigger than the fed over the last few years. of the market gets bigger than the fed, look out. yields should be much higher than where they are and if w
spain, france, asia minor, north africa and egypt. transportation expert ross hassig. it was closer is terms of the cost of transportation to get to egypt than it was to get a hundred miles inland in italy. you couldn't bring food from a hundred miles inland to rome, because even with carts, even with oxen, it simply cost too much. so rome was able to tap into the production of other areas because it was able to use ships where the cost of transportation was extremely low. keach: but roman seagoing merchant ships carrying upwards of a thousand tons were too large to navigate the tiber river, so cargos were unloaded onto smaller vessels downriver at the port city of ostia. ostia was once a bustling commercial city, with shops and restaurants... villas and apartment houses for merchants and shippers... theaters, parks and enormous warehouses crammed with every possible commodity. archaeologist amanda claridge. it's clear that the merchants, the many, many thousands of people involved in the supply of the city of rome who did base themselves in ostia -- all the transient ships' captain
riding a horse through a village in spain in honor of the patron saint of animals. this figure here -- this one absolutely striking, stunning photo, gabby giffords hugging the house cloak room attendant when gabby was resigning officially from senate. this is a tibetan monk who was in exile setting himself on fire in protest. let's just show you one more here, here's a rescue worker carrying a child in china after some earthquakes that had occurred back to back right there. now these are just some of what you can see on cnn.com as we look back at 2012. another spread we have got for you right here, and these are some of the best sports photos of the year, and i won't give you the stories behind them, because i'm going to consider this a tease to push you to the web. a chance to vote on the most intriguing person of the year. we have got some interesting choices up here. some of the kind of obvious people, like chris christie, you can pick any face, you can drag it over, say which ones you think are most intriguing. you've also got gabby douglas, david petraeus and we'll be announcin
seems to be fixed. it's fixed. even though they're in a bit of a recession, a lost generation in spain, are they really fixed? we'll ask mark grant the tough questions bottom of the hour. , we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> facebook experiencing its fourth lockup today. today 160 million shares hitting the market. our next guest is an author of the book "the facebook era" clara shih the president of a company that has enterprises with large store networks on facebook linked in and other social networks. welcome back and good to see you again. >> good to see you. thanks for having me. >> i wonder what your take is short term on the lockup expiration. we've had it both ways this year. where
. the crisis in europe is going to get dramatically worse in portugal, spain, italy. there is dysfunction in the european union. that's one place to look. that's going to encourage russia to make moves of its own, you mentioned south africa. south africa is not going in a good direction, it's supposed to be the most optimistic spot on the african continent. so i don't see many bright spots, maybe new zealand, but some say that even new seeland-- >> still ahead, counting to obamacare. big changes could be coming in 2013 for you and your family. thanks to the president's health care overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! >> well, get ready, america, for the arrival of obamacare, some key provisions of the president's mammoth overhaul kick in come january and joe is here to tell you what to expect. or as we call the bill, j
dramatically worse. in portugal, spain, italy, there is deepening political dysfunction in the european union. thases one place to look -- that's one place to look. it will encourage russia to make moves of its own. you mentioned south africa. south africa is not going in a good direction. it was supposed to be the most optimistic spot on the african continent. i don't see many bright spots. maybe new zealand, but even the new zealand economy is heading south. >>> still ahead, counting down to obamacare. big changes could be coming in 2013 for you and your family thanks to the y president's health care overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. >>> well, get ready, america, for the arrival of obamacare. key provisions of the mammoth health care overhaulro kick in. the editorial board member is here to tell you what to expect. or as we call the bill, joe, the lifetime employment act. so what can we expect this year? >> well, look, the bill ramps up starting in october 2013. so you are going to have three big changes. it is pouring out of the obama administration and regulation
. in portugal, spain, italy, there isening political dysfunction. that is going to encourage russia to make moves of its own. you mention south africa, south africa is not going in 'n a good direction. it was supposed to be the most optimistic spot. maybe new zealand but somebody told me they are heading south. >> paul: coming down to obamacare. big changes may be coming for 2013 for you and your family thanks to the president's healthcare overhaul. we'll tell you what to expect when we come back. ly? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi pri
. but the photography in this is amazing. this woman also has a blog. she's from the bask region of spain. and her husband and kids found out she was gluten-intolerant. but the photography's amazing. >> it's good to know if you have small children, you can serve them treats. >> by the way, this is a christmas treat from that area. it's hazel nut and cinnamon and vanilla soup. >> i've never heard a recipe described as come hither. >> this is a vietnamese home cooking by charles phan. he's the owner of the slanted door in san francisco. i eat there every time i'm in san francisco. he gives you the ingredients and techniques, that you'll become as familiar with this as italian and french cooking. it will become part of your daily repertoire. vietnamese food done this way is exciting. >> moving on. >> this is for the dessert impaired like me. i'm not good at desserts. this woman is an accomplished author and pastry chef. she took the ingredients, not the awful stuff with the additives. and put them together in creative ways. you look like a dessert genius. >> sometimes pastry chefs are overlooked. >>
gave us a visa only if we didn't claim refugee status from spain. imagine. we got to spain, we did not know where to go. luckily enough, my husband it had family in hungary, but, i mean, iranian officials that have tops of money, and they find homes in the west. why? because they bring money with them, but then the disdance, honestly, when he landed in canada, we had $200 left in our pocket. we were literally hungry and no country was taking us, finally, canada -- and i'm so grateful to this country country of north that gave us a home where we had nowhere to be, just one thing, a little bit out of that, but i just need to make a point, are we going to get a time at the end? >> i'll give you time, sure. >> great, because there's something i have to add. >> okay, sure. the gentleman in the back row. >> good morning, the ceo of ther foundation,org, working with political prisoners, and i think some of you mentioned it's clear president obama is going to cut a deal or is going to try to cut a deal with the iranian regime over the nuclear weapons program that will, in fact, sacrifice p
perfect timing. >> that is great. >>> a very merry christmas for lottery winners all across spain. how many people, won the annual el gordo contest and the big prize they will be sharing. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> well, spain's famous el gordo lottery created a dozen big winners and we want to show you video of this morning's drawing which was awarded to people in 15 towns and cities with prizes of more than a half million dollars each. thousands of other ticket holders will claim smaller prizes. spain's christmas time lottery is marking its 00th -- 200th anniversary this year. >>> two national store chains are featuring around the clock shopping events this holiday season. macy's started a 48-hour sale yesterday morning. macy's stores will stay open continuously today and tomorrow. closing at midnight tomorrow night. most macy's stores will reope
. take 15% youth unemployment in spain and compound that with the fact they stop having babies. what happens in a generation or two. >> i tell you, bill, you got me thinking, i encourage readers to read this. in some of the biggest developed economies pushed the most growth are below a 2% utility rate. this has to be dealt with at some point. back to you. >> thanks, rick. >>> road trip and big bank is in highways an byways in the road for yield. we'll explain how. and actually. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. stamps.com is the best. i don't have to leave my desk and get up and go to the post office anymore. [ male announcer ] with stamps.com you can print real u.s. postage for all your letters and packages. i have exactly the amount of postage i need, the instant i need it. can you print only stamps? no... first class. priority mail. certified. international. and the mail man picks it up. i don't leave the shop anymore. [ male announcer ] get a 4 week trial plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com
this to the current congress and the news media. we are not spain or greece, we are not totally messed up. there's a country that gets the government to quit screwing that we would do fine over the next 20 years. [applause] imagine the consultant's report. if they cannot and said no we have easily the the situation and you have one act and 14,000 people. you think this is that? [laughter] you think you should be deeply depressed, then consider quitting to the congress that isn't doing well to be worthy of a couple hundred it doesn't deserve your loyalty. why don't you go home. >> these people wanted to be free. and they are prepared to die. when they cross the delaware on christmas night in a desperate last effort before the army seizes to exist, the slogan, the password is a victory or death, and they meant it. it wasn't victory or i will cry for six weeks. it wasn't a victory or not going to watch fox news for a month. it wasn't a victory i think i will pout. [laughter] these people were really passionate. about the idea that freedom was the right god had given them and they were not going to
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, the ottoman empires, spain, russia, britain, each flourished for around 250 years, and this seems to be the space allotted for imperial he generalny. too long a period of power leads to decadence, so the empire goes from the pioneers to the innovators, to the bureaucrats, from exploration on exploitation to decadence, the quest for world approval, the welfare state and squabbles over inherited wealth. and a notable feature, he writes, of the declining nations is the loss of physical energy. he suggests, as does the bible, that the state of a human organism is no different than the family. both recapitulate human individual tendencies, and like the individual human, evolve in predictable directions. the human might, indeed can, live to be 120 years, but no longer, and will decay through predict blg stages as will the family, however well ty -- and the state, however powerful. and now we see we in america are at the outword end of sir john gloves' 250 years, and we see the signs. we have passed through the ages of outburst, conquest, commerce, affluence, intellect, and we've come to
it was a right of passage into adulthood. most of the skeltons spain. richest lottery. more than $3.3 billion up for grabs in a country where one in four people is out of work. prize amounts vary and there are usually thousands of winners. the top prize this year, about a half million bucks. and that's a rap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. the half million is worthless, of course because it's been a very good run in a span of about 200,000 years humans have created the wheel, the interwebs and twinkies. but it's all over in a matter of hours. there is no tomorrow if the myans are right. nice knowing you. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. a hybrid? most are djust no fun to drive.e now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsep
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it was dubai and bp oil spill or greece or spain or the deleveraging or foreclosures. any of these things that we're supposed to take us out and yet we keep moving. i think the fiscal cliff is another one of these. >> let me ask you about the timing then. deutsche bank had a note out yesterday where they suggested that central banks have bought us a six months of time on the markets. if pmis do not improve, will we see growth? what would you say to that view? >> i mean, i'm pretty simple on this. i do not believe and we could debate this probably all day that quantitative easing itself has helped the economy at all. banks put that money right back to the fed as excess reserves. it hasn't boosted money in the economy. i don't believe that we've seen a false rally or sugar high. i think the growth in the economy and growth in the markets has been driven by productivity and profits. i think it's real. it's slow. it's real. we're going to have a weak fourth quarter. i believe most of that weakness is because of sandy. we're going to pick up later in the quarter. we'll have 2.5% to 3% growth n
pay. that sounds kind. you got to pay people if you fire them. in spain, the old rule was 3 1/2 years. so nobody is going to hire somebody 'cause if you don't like them, you got to pay them for more than 3 years. >> steve: it wasn't progressive. so if you had just been an employee for a certain number of years or something like that, you get an automatic 3 1/2 year severance? >> no, it doesn't take effect unless you've worked there for a year. so lots of people -- >> steve: wait a minute. you work there one year? >> that's right. now they've shortened. they'll only have to pay $200,000. no wonder spain has a 25% unemployment rate and they're rioting. >> steve: what about what the government is trying to do with the disabled? >> again, well intended. all kinds of surprise unintended consequences. in europe again, italy is poor. you have 15 employees, fine. you have a 16th employee, must be disabled. have 51 flows, 7% must be disabled. it just cripples the flexible of the work force. well intended, but that's why they have riots there. >> steve: listen, europe is great because they have
of a small town in spain christmas came a little early. they have won the bulk of the country's annual christmas lottery that pays out $2.2 billion. it usually goes thousands of winners. the biggest prize was won by residents of this town near madrid. spaniards usually buy tickets to share and share it amongst their friends and family so the joy is spread around. the so-called mayan end of the world prediction has come and gone. i think we're all still here, but tourists have good reason to get a taste of mayan history and culture in cheech knee za, mexico. nick parker gives us a look. >> i'm here in ancient mayan ruins of cheech i neat za where thousands came to mark the end of the world as some said. well, the world didn't end but there are still many, many good reasons to come and visit what has been described as one of the seven wonders of the modern world. chichen itza was one confident largest cities in the em buyer. it stretches out about five square kilometers of ground here in the yucatan. a lot of the architecture is still extremely imposing. it templeal corresponds to the ma
on the planet. the top four healthiest countries for men are japan followed by singapore, swins land and spain. the u.s. is tied with norway for 29th place. japan tops the list for women, followed by south korea, spain, and singapore. u.s. women finished 33rd in the tie with astona. >> we have to get ahead of astonia. >> all right. barbara streisand talking romance and politics with piers morgan. the hollywood icon says she's never been in love with a republican and never could be. she's a big president obama supporter and says the one thing that makes her proudest is his support for women and barbara streisand has a particular woman in mind to succeed the president. >> well, we're one of the last countries to ever think of having a woman be president. but i think that's possible now. but it wasn't years ago. >> do you think hillary is likely to run? >> i don't know but i hope after a four-year rest that she would run because she would be a great woman president. >> piers asked barbara streisand to name the greatest actor she's ever seen. her answer, marlon brando. good pick. >> i would say so
like greece, spain and italy have been tackling their problems with sharp cuts in spending and higher taxes and that's been fueling recession and unrest. meanwhile, we now know that japan officially slipped into its own recession over the summer with the japanese economy contracting 3.5% between july and september. now, the previous quarter, the previous three months number was also revised lower and that makes for two consecutive quarters of negative growth and that's the classic definition of a recession. from asia, back to america, literally, a group of chinese investors agreed today to buy an 80% stake in aig's aircraft leasing business. back in 2008, the insurance giant was bailed out by the u.s. government to the tune of $180 billion. four years on, still paying back the money by selling off assets including the aircraft leasing unit that complemented aig's airplane insurance business. if u.s. regulators apro s appro deal, it will be one of the largest ever by chinese investors. china's state owned oil giant c-nook swooped in to acquire nexen for a cool $15 billion. note to the
. and this guy says, yeah, mayans are trending. what a comeback, take that, spain. another person says, i got a message from sallie mae that tomorrow's apocalypse will not alter my student loans. and one says after tomorrow it's just cockroaches and regis. >> enjoy the end of the world, everybody. here's your polka. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news now" polka ♪ ♪ businesses from tokyo, that's the world of polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night and you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, do the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ we're stuck here on the overnight, but that's okay because when he comes down the chimney we say hi to santa claus ♪ ♪ get us off this midnight shift ♪ ♪ that's the "world news "polka ♪ ♪ we wish you seasons greetings and the best of everything ♪ ♪ that's our christmas gift to you ♪ ♪ it's the "world news" polka do the "world news" polka ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," solemn remembrance. today's national tri
, the current news media, we're not spain, we're not greece, we're not totally messed up like europe. this is a country where if we could just get government to quit screwing up, we would do fine over the next 20 years. [applause] but imagine the consultant report if they came out and said, you know, general washington, we've evaluated the situation, and you have one axe and 14,000 people. we think this is bad. [laughter] we think you should be deeply depressed and consider quitting. [laughter] a congress that isn't doing well enough to be worthy of at least a couple hundred axes doesn't deserve your loyalty. why don't you go home. now, these people wanted to be free, and they were prepared to die. when they cross the delaware on christmas night in a desperate last effort before the army ceases to exist, their slogan, their password is victory of death. victory or death. and they meant it. it wasn't victory or i'll cry for six weeks. [laughter] it wasn't victory or i'm not going to watch fox news for a month. [laughter] it wasn't victory or i think i'll pout. [laughter] these people
wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. cisco. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back.
unbelievable. >>> a bizarre arrest in barcelona, spain ended with a woman having her breast implants removed with 3 pounds of cocaine inside them. the woman was bleeding from her chest. she claimed she got breast implant surgery and noticed a white foreign material. they took her to the hospital, and what they found was two bags containing cocaine. authorities say it was worth more than $100,000 worth of cocaine on the street. >>> investigators looking into the plane crash that killed mexican-american star jenni rivera say it could take up to a year to find out what caused that plane to nosedive from 28,000 feet. we have learned new troubling details about the owner of the plane. >> reporter: she says she's convinced the airplane her son was flying was in good shape. it was in excellent condition she says. there was no malfunction. alvarez is the mother of the 20-year-old who was the co-pilot of this learjet that crashed in northern mexico killing singer jenny ri rivera. the piloted was 78 years old, according to his passport found at the crash scene. according to court documents obtained by
fight in spain. the traditional battle with flour, eggs and fireworks is a yearly event in the town. people dress in silly, military style costumes, and then take overpower in the town until sunset. the celebration marks the day of the innocence which is described as their april fool's day. whatever makes you happy. >>> one of the best rivalries in college sports will take place in stanford. the women's team will tip off against the huskies. both go in undefeated. the women have an 82 straight win streak there. >> stanford is going to have plenty of report on new year's day. 38, 9oo fans bought tickets while only 16, 5hundred went to wisconsin fans. its been 13 years since stanford appears at the bowl. yesterday stanford practiced at the home depot center. >>> preparations are underway for the 124th rose parade. volunteers busy putting on the final touches on all the floats, this year's theme, the places you will go. inspired by dr. suess. dogs will be a big part of the parade. people won't be able to steak out spots until noon on monday. more than 700,000 people are expected to at
by december 22nd for christmas delivery. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. capitol hill today after a scathing independent report faulting the u.s. consulate for the deadly attack in benghazi. senator john kerry seems to praise her response. >> the report makes 29 recommendations in total, five of which are classified. secretary clinton has embraced every single one of them. i think the secretary's swift action underscores how determined she is to apply the lessons of benghazi. >> joining us now is our chief correspondent and anchor of "the state of the union," candy crowley. do you think she's going to be tarnished because of this benghazi report? >> we do. we know he
, prefunding for 2013. got nearly the 4.5 billion they wanted. yields in spain. the ten-year did come lower on that auction, so not a bad result. and bid to cover was okay. so spanish yields slightly higher after that. didn't raise the maximum amount. that's where we stand. it's another cautious day under way in europe. back to you guys. >> might get my haircut like hers, ross. you know, that anna wintour. that bizarre -- do you think you can manage it? >> a page boy. >> you think you carry that one? >> you'd look awful. >> you know what? we're going to do it. >> you're asking these guys to put me -- >> you'd look good in that one from "dumb & dumber." >> yeah. i make that sound. the most annoying -- you want me to do that? >> no, we don't. >> morgan stanley is trying to bolster lending. some advisers are said to have left the firm due to a lack of lending capacity. you didn't bargain for this, did you? we're asking you about your company. is that okay? >> absolutely. >> greg funding -- we already know he joins us. you did provide investors with an update. >> yes. >> ross, you want to get i
, and in my state, at least from two countries, spain and germany, we have been able to export -- or import jobs -- or i should say import the ability to create jobs through foreign investment in my state for the component manufacturing. so it's been a success so many ways. and maybe one other thing that ought to be emphasized at this time where some of our members and maybe more members in the other body seem to be more cynical about any sort of investment in green energy because of solyndra and other places where taxpayer money has gone in the way of grants and then there has been immediate bankruptcy so the wasting of the taxpayers' money. there is no -- absolutely no benefit from the wind energy tax credit unless you actually produce electricity from it. so it's not going to be one of these situations where taxpayer money through a tax incentive is going to go to some company and not reap the benefits of it, the end result in this case being the production of wind energy. the production tax credit for wind is working and should be a part of the effort in washington to get more americans
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